Kerala Style Masala Dosa | Authentic Masala Dosa


A Culinary Journey Through South India’s Flavorful Tapestry

Kerala Style Masala Dosa is a culinary delight that transcends the boundaries of taste, bringing together a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. This iconic South Indian delicacy, hailing from the vibrant picturesque state of Kerala, is not just a meal, it’s an experience that should be cherished. From the delightful crispiness of the dosa to the flavorful and aromatic potato masala tucked inside, every bite is a journey through the rich culinary heritage of Kerala.

The Hallmark

Imagine a thin and lacey textured golden dosa, with its edges perfectly crispy, giving way to a soft and delectable center. This is the hallmark of an Authentic Masala Dosa. The batter, crafted with precision, achieves the ideal balance of texture, creating a dosa that is not too thick nor too thin, but just right. This dosa perfection is a result of the meticulous artistry that goes into fermenting the batter, a process that elevates the Masala Dosa to a level of culinary excellence.


The magic doesn’t end with the dosa’s texture. What makes Kerala Style Masala Dosa truly distinctive is its filling, the masala. This isn’t just any masala, it’s a symphony of spices dancing around a core of mashed potatoes. The spices, meticulously selected and blended, create a filling that is aromatic, flavorful, and deeply satisfying. Mustard seeds pop, curry leaves release their fragrance, and turmeric imparts its golden hue, transporting you to the vibrant spice markets of Kerala with every bite.

The Culinary Gem That Complements The Dosa

Coconut is a culinary gem in Kerala, and it makes a grand entrance in the chutneys that accompany these dosas. The coconut chutney, with its creamy texture and mild sweetness, provides the perfect complement to the savory dosa and spicy masala. Additionally, the tangy tamarind chutney adds a delightful twist, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.

Cultural Richness

Beyond its sensory allure, Authentic Masala Dosa is a cultural emblem too. It represents the intersection of diverse culinary influences that have converged in this coastal paradise. The dosa, inspired by the South Indian culinary heritage, takes on a distinctive Kerala twist with the infusion of local spices and flavors.


Kerala Masala Dosa

Authentic Masala Dosa | Kerala Style Masala Dosa

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people


Ingredients For Dosa Batter:-

Ingredients For Potato Masala:-


  • For Preparing Dosa Batter:-For preparing Kerala Style Masala Dosa, first soak the ingredients in water for about 2 to 3 hrs.
  • Grind it in a blender adding water in steps into a very fine batter.
  • Add salt and keep it overnight for fermentation.
  • For Preparing Potato Masala:-Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds .
  • Add onion and saute till it turns brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute again.
  • Add slit green chillies, turmeric powder, tomatoes and continue to saute.
  • Add mashed potatoes followed by water and salt.
  • Cook, till it becomes thick.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and keep it aside.
  • For Preparing Masala Dosa:-Heat up a dosa tawa.
  • Pour a ladle of dosa batter on the tawa and spread it thin.
  • Pour oil or ghee over it.
  • When one side is cooked, place a portion of the masala in the center and cover it with the other half of the dosa.
  • :- You need not turn the dosa to cook both the sides.
  • :- Serve Masala Dosa hot with Sambar and Chutney.


You can visit this link Tasty Masala Dosa. Enjoy hot and crispy Masala Dosa with SambarThakkali Ulli Chammanthi also serves great with Dosa.
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Response (10)
  1. R
    Rash March 25, 2010

    Good. but where have the green chillies and turmeric powder vanished?

  2. R
    Rishinz August 1, 2012

    TIPS: Add some sugar and maida with ground rice when making dosa. It will make the dosa crispy..

  3. D
    Devi Rajesh November 2, 2007

    It was very tasty. Thanks a lot

  4. v
    vijitha October 10, 2012

    Very nice recipe, i tried this, masala came very nice..

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